Dizziness Therapy

Dizziness Therapy

Of course, the term dizziness therapy is not very scientific, but the tongue-in-cheek title of this blog post is really meant to show what a simple thing dizziness can be to treat. And this may surprise you, especially if you’ve suffered from dizziness or vertigo (which many refer to as a type of dizziness), but as far as my experience goes, it is at least mostly true that with the right practitioner dizziness can be helped.

What is dizziness?

Most of us have experienced dizziness by the time we’re old enough to stand and twirl ourselves in a circle. But the term can really refer to a range of sensations, including feeling faint, unsteady or imbalanced, and may also accompany symptoms of nausea.

How does dizziness therapy work?

Your MD may recommend certain medications to combat your complaints, such as antihistamines or anticholinergics which provide short-term relief. You may want to also check out natural methods of treatment such as naturopathic medicine for dietary recommendations and supplements, as well as acupuncture and/or vestibular physiotherapy.

As a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, I’ve found acupuncture to be very effective in treating dizziness. From a TCM perspective dizziness is often caused by a deficiency in one’s internal organs, but can also be caused by an excess as well. Without getting into too much TCM jargon, suffice it to say that dizziness therapy via acupuncture usually just involves a little bit of re-balancing (no pun intended). My advice is always to rule out anything serious that might be causing your dizziness, and once that’s done try a few sessions of acupuncture and see what happens.

Depending on how serious your dizziness is or whether or not you mind needles, you may want to instead (or also) try vestibular physiotherapy. This largely unknown branch of physiotherapy is, at Yellow Gazebo, practiced by a regulated physiotherapist and so is covered under insurance as physiotherapy. Treatment involves a thorough examination by your vestibular physiotherapist, followed by some simple manoeuvres and/or exercises that aim to resolve your dizziness in just a few sessions.

Whatever method of natural therapy you’d like to try in combatting your feelings of dizziness, feel free to give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at info@yellowgazeboclinic.com, or just use the online booking link below to book an appointment right away. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help guide you to the best of our ability towards better health.

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